March 2015 Haul

Hey beauties!

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays, it’s been really cold lately but we’ve been chilling at home, snuggling up and keeping warm.
A few weeks back we were in Durban together and shopped up a storm so thought we’d put it all together and post a haul.
So far, we’ve been loving everything we bought and look forward to doing some reviews for you guys.
We have a great line up of posts waiting for you, so you’ll have some reading to do while sitting back and relaxing with a nice hot cuppa ♨

Here’s what we bought, don’t forget to subscribe and also let us know if you would like to see our thoughts on some of the products and drop us a comment if you wanna know where we bought any of it from.

Enjoy! 😉

March 2015 Beauty Haul

• Woolworths Olive & Argan oil – double whipped body butter
• Soil Organic Rosehip oil
• SoulTree Organic Moisturiser
• Maybelline Fit Me foundation in 110 Porcelain
• L’Oréal Lumi Magique Pure Light primer
• L’Oréal Infallible foundation in 250 Radiant Sand
• Bourjois Healthy MiX concealer in 53 Medium
• Essence XXXL Long-Lasting Lipgloss in 06 Soft Nude
• Lip Ice #Kissofcolour in Bubblegum Kisses
• Wet n Wild Balm Stain in Pinky Promise
• LA Colours Chubby Lip crayons in Terracota, Party Pink, Warm Caramel and Natural Pink
• Accessorize Merged Baked Blusher in 3 Pretty Pink
• Essence Wave Goddess Highlighter Powder in Sparkling Goddess
• Golden Rose Mineral Terracotta Powder in shade 05
• Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed powder in 01 Transparent
• Palladio Bronzer in Atlantic Tan
• Kardashian Khroma Beauty Eyelashes
• LA Girl lip liners in Mauve, Cherry, Sexy Red, Sable and Natural
• Essence Lip Liner In 12 Wish me a Rose
• La Girl GelGlide Eyeliners in Limelight, Very Black, Royal Blue, Paradise Purple and Black Amethyst 
• Catrice Eyebrow Stylist in A Date with Ashton
• L’Oréal Miss Manga Mascaras in Black
• LA Girl Glamour Loose Glitter in high Roller
• Inglot Gel Eyeliner in 77 Black
• Wet n Wild Coverall Pressed powder in Light/Medium
• MAC Studio Fix Powder plus Foundation in NC25 
• MAC Powder Blush in Tenderling
• MAC Eyeshadow in Omega

Thank you for reading!
Fatima ♡ Mariam

XOXO Makeup a Storm


Holiday Haul!!!

Hello Beautiful Readers!

Did anyone miss us? We hope so 😉
But anyway, we’re back with a bang for 2015!

So holidays always just scream SALE! And we took advantage of it and went CRAZY! Here’s a peek at what we got.
If you’d like to know where we bought certain items, please do leave a comment and we’ll let you know.

See you at our next post!
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▪ Natures Nourishment Hand Cream in Coconut Lime
▪ Dirty Works Face Scrub 
▪ MagiClear Even Skin Plus Cleansing Cream
▪ The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask
▪ Oh so Heavenly Himalayan Pink Salt Gift Set (Hand sanitizer, Hand cream and nail file/buffer) 
▪ Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation in NC30
▪ L’Oréal True Match Foundation in W3 Golden Beige
▪ Clicks BB Cream in Light
▪ Garnier BB Cream for Eyes in Light
▪ LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Creamy Beige
▪ Wet n Wild Mega Slicks Lipgloss in Cherish
▪ Essence Metal Glam Highlighter in Gold Digger
▪ Wet n Wild Brow Kit in Ash Brown
▪ Wet n Wild Mega Glow Illuminating Powder in Catwalk Pink
▪ Ushas Blush Stick in shade 03 
▪ Labello Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose 
▪ LA Girl Gel Liner in Very Black
▪ Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
▪ Beautique Crease Blending Brush
▪ Cala Brushes : Large Shading brush and Brow/Liner brush


▪ Dirty works: Detox Face Mask, Brightening mask, 8 in 1 Miracle Cream.
▪ Oh So Heavenly: Moisture Burst Body Wash Cream, Soothing Pillow Mist, Regenerating Hand Serum. 
▪ Beautique Eye Lash Curler and Contour Brush. 
▪ Accessorize Merged Baked Eyeshadows in Molten Copper and Golden Brown
▪ Accessorize Merged Baked Blusher Pretty Pink 
▪ Essence Stay All Day Concealer in Natural Beige
▪ Essence Stays No Matter What Liquid Eyeliner.
▪ Essence ILoveExtreme Crazy Volume mascara. 
▪ LA girl pro conceal JD Concealers in Creamy Beige, Pure Beige and Beautiful Bronze
▪ Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipstick in Just Peachy, Think Pink, Pink Sugar, Mauve Outta Here, Smokin Hot Pink, Stoplight Red
▪ L’Oréal Lumi Magique Foundation in W3 Gold Linen. 
▪ Mac Studio Sculpt NW35. 
▪ Simply Aloe Regenerating Gel(90% organic aloe ferox) 
▪ MagiClear Even Skin Plus Cleansing Gel. MagiClear Serum, MagiClear Skin Capsules. 
▪ Beauty Treats Matte Blush Palette
▪ Eyelure 117 Texture Lashes. 
▪ ARDELL Clear Lash Adhesive.
▪ Essence Mattifying Compact Powder
▪ Wet n wild Mega Slicks Lipgloss Bronze Berry and Cherish
▪ Labello Lip Butter In Vanilla & Macadamia

Little Avon Haul


I am officially an Avon Representative! Just received my first order today and this is what I bought for myself.

The 1st 2 items are body care, a body wash and body cream.
I also got some skincare. A toner and a BB cream from the Solutions range. The BB cream just launched in September,  I’m so excited to try it out.
And in makeup I gog the Makeup Setting spray as well as 2 Ultra Colour Lip Crayons

That’s all from my haul!

Hope you all have an awesome evening.

Fatima xxx

Huge Collective Haul!

Evening ladies!

We’ve been so excited to actually do this post since shopping but every day just passed and we didn’t get the chance,  you know how it goes!

Finally!  Here it is!

All the items were purchased with our own money.

Even though we were so excited to have bought all of these things, what was more fun was shopping together ♡



• MAC Fix + Setting spray
• The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser, Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask and Vitamin C Skin Boost
• Garnier Pure Active Exfo-brusher wash
• Avon Mega Effects Liquid Eyeliner
• Avon Big & Daring Mascara
• Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara
• Wet n Wild H2O proof liquid eyeliner
• Avon Ideal Flawless BB cream
• Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me and Intense Care
• Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
• Avon Colour Trend Lipsticks in Amethyst and Pink Holiday
• LA girl Glazed Lip Paints in Blushing and Bombshell
• Yardley Eyeshadow Links in Sunset Smooch, Starlight,  Midnight Fever and Bronze Baby
• Essence Smokey Eyes set in 02 Smokey day
• Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Don’t Steal my Thunder
• Kiss Beauty Eyeshadow Pencils
• Beauty Treats Perfect Face Trio in Peach
• NYX Blush in Pinched
• Wet n Wild Mega Bronzer in Light Sun
• Ushas Foundation Stick in 02
• NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in 129 Beige
• NYX Buttergloss in Eclair
• NYX Pump it Up Lip Plumper in Pamela
• Avon Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick in Ruby Shock



• Eyelure L
ashes Lengthening no.080
• Oh So Heavenly Exfoliating Body Scrub Moisture Burst
• 2 Chubby Lip Crayons (no name)
• 2 Revlon Kissable Balm Stain
• Dirty Works Brightening Vitamin C Mask
• MAC Fix + Setting spray
• LA Girl Glazed Lip paint in Blushing
• Avon Ultra Bold Lipstick in Coral Burst and Bright Nectar
• Essense Lipstick in Wear Berries
• Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss
• Avon Ultra Glazewear Lipgloss in Nude
• Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Dazzle Glow
• NYX Soft Matte lip cream in Istanbul
• NYX Extreme Lip cream in Nude Peach Fuzz
• Beauty Treats Perfect Face Trio in Pink
• NYX Pearl Mania Pigments in Bare, Pearl and Mink Vision
• Essence Kajal Pencil in Blue

There we go!
Our first haul and really it was so much fun.

We look foward to doing more.
Hope you guys enjoyed 🙂

Love & Lipgloss

– M & F ♡

Essence haul: with mini reviews (Part 2)


Hi dolls…so in Part 1 of my essense haul I did mini reviews on all the mascaras and eyeliners I purchased…now im gona do a mini review on all the other products I picked up during my essence spreeeeee. Enjoy 😀

Essence 3D eyeshadow in Irresistable vanilla latte. Retails for R53.95

Im in love with this eyeshadow the colors are just sooo gorgeous, its quite pigmented and shimmery.  I use this eyeshadow as a highlighter as well and it works so well. I definately will be trying other shades  in these.

Me and my ice cream eyeshadow in Icylicious. Retails for R39.95

This is a baked eyeshadow with swirls of peach and gold and abit of pink. Its such a pretty shade. When applied it looks like a neautral peach shimmery shade. Really brightens up my eyes. I dust it on my cheeks over my blush as well when im gettin ready for a night out. It looks stunning. They didnt have any other shades instock otherwise Im sure I would have bought the other 2 shades as well lol. I love baked eyeshadows and blushes. 

Essence eyebrow stylist set in Natural brunette style Retails for R47.95

I dont really know why I bought this..I personally dont ever do my eyebrows. But i added it to my kit  and used it on a few clients, its pretty GROOL (great+cool) yup im a #meangirls fan lol. It comes wit 3 different eyebrow stencils so its so easy to create perfect, neat groomed brows aaand it has 2 shades so you can customise your color.

Essence lipstick R38.95 and Essence Long last lipstick R44.50

The 3 lipsticks on the left are the normal lipsticks in shades: All about cupcake, Cuti mac cutie & Sparkling romance.
They glide on so easily and make my lips feel so smooth and moisturized. The color is quite sheer so great for daytime wear. It doesn’t last very long but i would def. purchase other shades. Its sort of like a gloss and lipstick in 1. All about cupcake is my fave shade atm. The packaging is cute, color coded in the same color as the lipstick so it makes it easy to pick out and find ur fave shade.

Long last lipstick: Black tubes on the right in shades: Natural beauty and Cotton candy
These are more pigmented lipsticks and do last wayyy longer. I love the color payoff its not tooo dramatic and not too subtle either. Natural beauty is the exact same color as my lips so I practically wear it all the tym and just use shimmery lipgloss over it, it looks super pretty. Cotton candy is a lovely pink, I think it would suit most skin tones as well. A Nice shade for Spring/Summer.

Sun club oil control paper. Retails for R38.95 (50 blotting papers)

It comes in a cute little box that slides open. Perfect to carry in your handbag.  It works excellent. It absorbs all the oil and shine but doesnt leave your makeup looking dry or patchy.

Essence Sun club shimmer bronzing powder in Brunette. Retails for R57.95

Errr I kinda bought this by mistake. I supposed to take the matte bronzer and ended up taking a shimmer one lol I was on too much of a high I guess lol.
But ive used it quite abit and its actualy not too bad although I wdnt buy a shimmer bronzer again. The texture and quality of the powder are great though. So again…absolutely worth the price.

I  basically love the whole Essence cosmetics range.. (No im not being paid to say that) lol. They’re cute, great quality and doesnt break the bank/wallet. Have you tried any of their products? Whats your take? Or would you rather spend more on high end cosmetics?

Im pretty sure theres going to be yet another Essence haul soon 😉

Love & lipgloss
Xoxo M